Who was Pallas?
Pallas was the second generation of Titan gods and was worshipped as the god of warcraft, his brother Perses was the ancient Greek god of destruction. He was one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Titans were the descendents of the first gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The children of the Titans included the famous Olympian gods who included Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Hades and Poseidon and are shown on the Titans Family tree. The legend and myth about Pallas, the god of warcraft, and the Titans has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World of Greece and the study of the Greek classics.
Facts about Pallas
Pallas features in the Creation myth of the ancient Greeks which are based on the idea that these supernatural beings resembled mortals but possessed great magical and mystic powers.
Role & Function: The function of Pallas is described as being the god of warcraft
Status: A god in the second dynasty of Titans
Name of Wife / Consort: Styx
Name of Father: Crius
Name of Mother: Eurybia
Names of Brothers: Astraeus and Perses
Names of Sisters: None
Names of Children: Zelus, Cratos, Bia, and Nike.
Styx, the wife of Pallas
Pallas, the god of warcraft, married Styx the Oceanide daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. As a nymph she dwelt at the entrance of Hades, in a towering grotto that was supported by silver columns. She who became the goddess of hatred and also goddess of the River Styx that was situated in the Underworld, the river was named after her.
The Children of Pallas and Styx, the Titan goddess of hatred
According to ancient Greek mythology The union between Pallas and Styx produced Zelus, Cratos, Bia, and Nike who were all Gods of War and adopted the roles as the winged enforcers of Zeus:
- Zelus was the spirit of rivalry, emulation, envy, jealousy and zeal
- Cratos was the personification of strength and power
- Bia was the personification of force.
- Nike was the winged goddess of victory, strength and speed who was associated with victory on the battlefield